NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship

Cathy Craigie, 2016 NSW Aboriginal Artist Fellowship recipient.

Cathy Craigie, 2016 NSW Aboriginal Artist Fellowship recipient.

The NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship is offered by the State Government to enable a professional Aboriginal artist to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

The Fellowship is open to professional artists from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, community arts, curatorial and the visual arts.

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program Guidelines (ACDP) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.

Applications open: 12 June 2017
Applications close: 7 August 2017 (Midnight, AEST – Sydney time)

Who can apply?

  • individual artists and arts/cultural workers, who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; and
  • is a NSW resident (which is defined as being resident for at least 12 months prior to making an application).

Funding range:

The Fellowship recipient will be awarded $50,000. Please do not request more or less than this amount in your application.

Types of activities funded:

  • travel (international and/or national)
  • mentorships or internships with recognised historians or historical organisations
  • residencies at institutions/organisations
  • short-term courses, workshops or other training (Note: The Fellowship is not available to support study which will result in formal tertiary qualification such as a degree)
  • research
  • skills development
  • creation of new work
  • any combination of the above.

Applicants are required to read the Arts and Cultural Development Program Guidelines before applying.

To apply for funding through this Fellowship program you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form on the Create NSW online application system available from 12 June.

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